Wednesday, March 13, 2013

If It Were Human, It'd Be In First Grade...

Six years ago, a silly little blog called MArooned was born. Six years ago, I left the comfortable surroundings of Toys in the Attic (doesn't look like Ricky's keeping the blog part up any more, a pity) to start my own blog and see if I could make a go of things solo. I'll always have a fond spot for my time as co-blogger at Toys, and consider Ricky a close friend (even if we haven't managed to meet up in meatspace. Yet.)

According to Blogger, I've had 47,614 comments published on 7,338 posts over the past six years. Not bad for a guy who still doesn't think of himself as a writer. I've published over a hundred product reviews, and had nearly two dozen articles published outside of MArooned - including a print article! According to Sitemeter I've had over 2.2 million unique visits over the past 6 years.

Thanks to everyone that sends me articles, from DGC stories to stupid things MA politicians to do the crazy and wild stuff. I can't thank you folks enough - nearly 400 Dead Goblins and growing every week; political stories to get my blood pressure up; the latest news on the Batmobile... I can count on a lot of folks to provide me with awesome blog fodder.

Six years down, Lord alone knows how many left - but they ain't gettin' rid of me yet!

That is all.

14 comments:

Andie said...

Happy Blog Birth Day, Jay! I've enjoyed reading and commenting from time to time, and look forward to many more posts. :)

eiaftinfo said...

Happy Blog-Birthday!!! Nice job sir, always look forward to reading your words every day. Ejnoy!! Make sure to take time for a birthday cupcake and a nice cold one tonight!!!

Alan said...

All the great blogs started in March of 2007.

Happy Blogaversery!

Jennifer said...

Happy Blog day!

Keads said...

Happy Blogaversary!

Anonymous said...

Happy Blog Day!

Well done Jay.

Gerry

Borepatch said...

Congrats, Jay!

Bob said...

Happy blogiversary!

Bob S. said...

Happy blogiversary!

Thanks for doing the reviews, fighting the good fight to keep our rights and posting the laughs.

Lord knows we need someone doing the last too especially now and you do it well.

Dave H said...

Congratulations sir! It's a rare blog that makes it past a year, let alone six, and still remains entertaining, informative, and relevant.

Hey, wasn't there a song about this? It went something like "Happy blogivers'ry JayG, got you on my mi-ind..."

Heath J said...

Conga-rats bro

Jester said...

Congrats there blogfather.

HerrBGone said...

Congratulations!

Don F said...

Wow! Another year already! Congratulations...and keep it up!

Thanks.

Don F